“I’ve taken courses and read books on learning how to speak Mandarin in the past but I found most the books out lack simplicity and clarity. 10 Clever Chinese Idioms” by Allan Ngo and Kevin Tang is the best book I’ve read so far on the art of speaking in Mandarin. A great book for anyone who wants to pick up this great language fast and apply it to their every day lives. Get this book!”
Frustrations with Learning Mandarin Chinese
You’re probably familiar with a difficulty encountered by a lot Mandarin Chinese learners. It‘s the frustration in expressing yourself clearly, comprehensively and confidently. You have the right idea but…
• You just can’t find the right words to use.
• Whatever your say, it doesn’t seem to come out right nor does it sound complete.
• You’re discouraged to try again.
Turning Frustration to Fluency…
Mandarin Chinese has a lot of nuances and subtleties that sets natural speakers and learners apart. In order to improve your skills in the language, you must learn these delicate arts in order to breakthrough the frustration, and one of the most useful among them are — Chinese idioms!
By learning Chinese idioms, you are learning the skills of:
• Saying more by saying less
• Expressing your thoughts completely, easily and naturally.
• Sounding impressive through renewed confidence plus just the mere fact that you are using idioms in the first place.
… without the fluff and straight to the point.
Granted, idioms aren’t a new thing. In fact, it’s one of the oldest word structures around. But it wasn’t always easy to learn them. These terms are pretty intricate with a lot of history within.
That’s why we wanted to create a book with NO FLUFF and STRAIGHT TO THE POINT in order to address the learner’s needs immediately.
Here’s what you get:
1. Idiomatic Expression – Displayed in character form (汉字) and pinyin (拼音)
2. Illustrations – Having an image in mind helps you recall not only the idiom but also the context as to which the idiom is commonly used.
3. Character Breakdown – Aimed to help create better retention through deeper understanding of each character that composes the idiom. (Simplified and Traditional Form).
4. Usage Guide – Your mini-blueprint on how these idioms are conventionally used and the appropriate situation to apply them.
5. Sample Sentences – A series of examples that you will give you a better understanding of their usage.
“Mandarin is a difficult language to learn in itself, but Chinese idioms can be a whole other ball game. Given the sheer number of them, they can become very overwhelming…
Allan and Kevin’s eBook is a great place to start. Not only is it laid out in an appealing way, but the detailed explanations show you in-depth how and why these idioms are like they are.
A must read for those looking to take their Mandarin to a higher lever and even for those who are just curious to know more about this common Chinese language structure.”
Author of chinEASE
“I thoroughly enjoyed the ebook. It was concise, yet informative. It features all the best (and some of my favourite) Chinese idioms. I would recommend this to any Mandarin learner who wants to get easy access to 10 awesome idioms. I quite liked the extra information such as tone, usage and memory aids. Clever!”
Niel de la Rouviere